index of sculptures 1988 to 2023
Bas-relief in salvaged wood #67, 212 x 130 x 15cm.
Collection Jos Dirkse, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Ride of the Valkyrs. This Image was applied to the back of KO Valkyrie.
Image source: Myths of the Norsemen from the Eddas and Sagas 1909.
In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja ‘chooser of the slain’) is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. The Valkyries bring their chosen warriors to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin.
Transformers is an entertainment franchise co-produced by the Japanese Takara Tomy and the American Hasbro toy companies. Initially developed as a brand by Hasbro, and consisting of renamed, rebranded transforming toys from Takara’s Diaclone and Microman toylines, the franchise began in 1984 with the Transformer toys. The backstory centers around factions of transforming alien robots (often the Autobots and the Decepticons) in an endless struggle for dominance or eventual peace.
One of many source images found on a blog specializing in cheap ripoff (Knock off = K.O.) Transformer figurines: My KO Transformers & Etc
Part of the Edge of Space exhibition in 2012 at Ron Mandos gallery, Amsterdam.